"Hey Jude! What is Hawk and Lily?"
Driven by a love of nature and movement, I believe in encouraging everyone to find true bliss by learning how to thrive both on and off the mat through inner and outer strength-building activities. I often get asked what Hawk and Lily
means: the "Hawk" represents inner wisdom and power; the "Lily" connotes beauty and grace. Together, Hawk and Lily is a means to explore the essence of who you really are and reconnect to the joy you were born with.
All of this is based on firsthand experience. After much hardship in overcoming a 15-year battle with multiple versions of eating disorders, I realized it was vital for me to learn how to play again in order to make life worth living. By being around friends who are truly passionate about what they love to do, I became inspired to discover this joy for myself and ultimately, rediscovered how to have fun again.
The best part about the journey towards healing is that we all have the power to be happy. Sometimes, it just takes a nice reminder, a spark of creativity, and a nudge of loving support to reconnect with one's innate joy. That's what Hawk and Lily aims to do — inspire every individual to define her or his own practice of living, to love life and thrive like never before.
With a personal yoga and healing practice that combines ongoing decades of spiritual learnings around the world, intuitive wisdom, and distinctly complementary Western and Eastern approaches, I infuse what I've learned from master teachers and personal experience into Hawk and Lily.
Through soulful music, simple meditation, and a hearty amount of fun, I welcome you to take a bit of time for yourself to be strong, wild and joyful. For everyone from true beginners to advanced practitioners, come play with Hawk and Lily today!
What folks are saying about Hawk and Lily…
"Practicing yoga and Reiki with Judy has provided me with a sense of peace I never knew before. Even though I am new to yoga, Judy's tailored one-on-one instruction helped me learn very quickly in a peaceful environment. As for Reiki, I have never experienced such relaxation and healing (and the feeling lasts!). Reiki is something everyone should be so blessed to experience."
“That was the first Yoga class I actually really liked!”
-Jordan Romero, Youngest Person to Summit Mount Everest
“Judy’s workshops are the perfect way to get out of the daily grind and reconnect to the beautiful and inspiring aspects of nature, self, and other. Judy guides each soulful adventure with her whole heart and generously shares her life experience.”
-Alison Ross, MA, LMFT, Founder of Lotus Path
“We did multiple private sessions with Judy just before a big multi-sport race in Brazil. She understood our personal needs and created class sessions that changed as the race approached. As an athlete with big time nerves, Judy helped me find a calm place so my nervous energy could be focused positively. Her healing Reiki hands also helped balance my energy gave me a before this 9-hour endurance race. At the start, I felt calm and confident, and I owe it to the Yoga and energy of Judy. By the way — I came in first place!”
-Karen Lundgren, Team SOLE, Adventure Athlete
“Judy really knew how to take the best of us to create personalized classes that combined relaxation with a great core and flexibility workout that encourages focus on breathing and meditation. I totally recommend it to everybody, from athletes to business people, multiple times a week. And, the Reiki she gave was such a healing and peaceful energy that filled me with good vibes for more than a week after. What an amazingly reinvigorating and replenishing class!”
-Karina Oliani, Newscaster & Outdoor Medic
"Judy is one of those rare teachers who just oozes intuitive connection. I am so happy right now. I literally feel joyful in my heart, my spirit, and my body. I know I will continue to seek out Judy as a teacher and guide."
"Thank you... for the beautiful Reiki session tonight. You embody the abundance of gifted healers and lightworkers that I am so fortunate to have in my life. Gratitude, gratitude, gratitude!"
-Riley Smith, LAc., Massage Practitioner
"Balance seems to be a word we hear about often, but something that seems to escape me just as often. My private yoga/Reiki session last week not only balanced me out, it relaxed and rejuvenated me, too. Thank you for your tender healing encouragement and readjustment. And, I passed on your name to friends within hours of leaving my treatment. You really do have a unique gift."
"Judy is an amazing yoga master for me. She recognizes and then teaches at my pace, at my stage of life, at my body's soul rhythm. I feel safe with her. She stretches me to go a bit further than I think I ever could go on my own, yet it feels as if I have a partner, allowing me to risk in ways my body will benefit. She is present with sound, touch, and scents."
For more firsthand experiences, please visit Hawk and Lily's Yelp page. Feel free to share your thoughts as well — your feedback encourages me to be a better teacher and guide along this journey of living well!
And, here are recent appearances on the local news!
500-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher
Yoga Alliance Certified
Reiki Master Practitioner